Doyle Eugene Smith, 86
Funeral services for Doyle Eugene Smith, 86, of Mountain View, were held June 15, 2018, at Evans Funeral Home in Mountain View with Wesley Wallace officiating. Mr. Smith died June 11 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
He was born March 11, 1932, in Eunice, the son of Nellie May Smith. He proudly served in the Air Force for more than 20 years before retiring March 31, 1969, as a tech sergeant. He then served as a regional veterans service officer for several years until his retirement. Mr. Smith was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He lived in Gainesville and Theodosia area for many years before moving to Mountain View. In 2011 he received the Adult Volunteer of the Year Award for his exceptional volunteering efforts such as cooking, baking, grounds keeping and fund raising or anything that needed to be done for the Mountain View Nursing Home.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and playing video poker. He liked to stay busy and would help in any way he could. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Dawn Clanton and husband Rodney of Maryland Heights, Missouri; three brothers, Mike Branson and wife Debra of Hillsboro, Amos Branson and wife Nancy of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Bob Smith and wife Karen of Austin, Texas; and a grandson, Jonah Oxley.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his wife, Charlotte “Teddy” Smith; one daughter, Brenda Talmadge; and a sister, Shirley Boren.
Burial was in Big Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Creek Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at evansfh.com.
Evans Funeral Home, Mountain View, directors.